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Is Anal Cancer Contagious

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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...that connects and supports internal organs. Other possible symptoms are abnormal discharge from the anus, bleeding from the rectum and anus, anal itching, pain or pressure around the anus, and anal sores that do not heal. 5 Cancer of the anus, like that of the cervix, develops slowly, beginning with minor cell changes. For women, a simple pap smear is used to detect these cell changes in the cervix in their early stages. With regular...
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Anal Cancer Testing for HIV+HPV Infection

Ok, Inspired by the recent publicity of Farrah Fawcett's current cancer struggle. One doctor on CNN did say that people with HIV & HPV are at higher risk for anal cancer. I am a 35 year old HIV Positive gay male, Minor battle with anal warts at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Farrah Fawcett Fan,Your HIV specialist should monitor you with anal pap smears on a yearly basis as well as with periodic visual inspection and digital rectal exams. Colonoscopy should be done at age 50; sooner if certain symptoms, such as bloody... Read more »

Anal cancer risk factors

I was recently diagnosed with anal cancer. I'm curious which risk factor was more important: the fact that I have HIV or that I'm over 50? (I know that being a gay man who had anal sex certainly played a role!)
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...I am sorry to hear about that.The main risk factors for anal cancer with HIV are low CD4, smoking and type and number of human papilloma viris strains you are carrying (the more partners you have Read more »

anal cancer

I was diagnoised with anal cancer in July 05 & after chemo/radiation therapy, a new dime size cancer tumor was discovered. My surgeon told me that I may have to have my anus removed. Do I have any options beside having my anus removed? Thank you...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The first question is whether you can have local resection of the dime size tumor. In this location recurrence after primary treatment poses special challenges. Resection may lead to loss or compromise of the anal sphincter and resultant fecal... Read more »

Re: Can HPV be contracted? How contagious is it?

You said. "The majority of folks who get HPV develop immunity to the infection and actually clear the virus."I had anal warts over 20 years ago. They were treated with acid and never returned. Does this mean I cleared the virus?. Is there a way to...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I did indeed say in a prior post that the "majority of folks who get HPV develop immunity to the infection and actually clear the virus". However, the studies, which demonstrated the development of immunity, were done mostly in HIV-negative people.... Read more »
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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer Increasing Among People Living With HIV

...infections are more common than cervical HPV infections among HIV-positive women. 8 About 10% of HIV-positive women have pre-cancer of the anus. 9 The rate of anal cancer is seven times higher for HIV-positive women compared with... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

FDA Advisory Committee Supports Approval of Gardasil for Prevention of Anal Cancer and AIN in Both Men and Women

... the vaccine that prevents certain types (Types 6, 11, 16, and 18) of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) for the prevention of anal cancer and anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN) in both males and females between the ages of 9 and 26. The ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Anal Cancer Prevention in HIV-Positive Men and Women

... The current review discusses issues around screening to prevent anal cancer. "The incidence of human papillomavirus-associated anal cancer is unacceptably high among HIV-positive men who have sex with Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rare Anal Cancer in National Spotlight

... A recent TV special and other media coverage of actress Farrah Fawcett's battle with anal cancer have placed the rare disease in the national spotlight. Many cases of anal cancer are linked to certain types of the STD human Read more »
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ayuda , parece seguro que me contagie

Posted by marche, 4 Replies
no se si alguien me puede ayudar, tuve relaciones con una persona desconocida y tuve el problema de rotura de preservativo porque talvez lo dao la mujer con sus uas al colocarlo, nose , pero , despues de dos semanas se me inflamaron mis parotidas ,... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
About 2 months ago, I did something that was completely out of my character and now I am scared as hell. I was new in the neighborhood and had a one night stand with a girl whom I later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex... Read more »

Anal cancer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I tested positive 14 years ago, and have had several AIDS complications. But this is my most recent cause for alarm: My rectal surgeon has been monitoring and burning off my anal warts for the past 2 years. Recently, we decided one recurring spot... Read more »